File: Egyptian Museum In Tahrir.
Egypt celebrates today the 121st anniversary of the Egyptian Museum In Tahrir.
The Egyptian museum is the oldest archaeological museum in the Middle East.
The Egyptian Museum in Tahrir was inaugurated in 1902.
The museum houses thousands of priceless Egyptian artefacts.
It contains the largest collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities in the world, including the famous Narmer Palette, royal statuary and artefacts from the age of the pyramid builders, the funerary collection of Yuya and Thuya, the grandparents of King Akhenaten, the treasures of Tanis, an extensive range of animal mummies, papyri, coffins and jewellery from different periods.